Strin·gent a. Binding strongly; making strict requirements; restrictive; rigid; severe; as, stringent rules.
They must be subject to a sharper penal code, and to a more stringent code of procedure. --Macaulay.
-- Strin*gent*ly, adv. -- Strin*gent*ness, n.
adv : in a stringent manner; "the laws are stringently enforced";
"stringently controlled" [syn: strictly]